Construction starts on Chile’s first solar-storage project

AES Gener has started construction on a 112MW / 560MWh battery energy storage project in Chile, said to be Latin America’s largest such facility to date. The system, also hailed as Chile’s first solar-plus-storage project, will be capable of storing energy generated from nearby solar and wind facilities for up to five hours. AES Gener, the local subsidiary of multinational power generation and distribution firm AES Corporation, will develop the project, to be paired with 253MW of renewable generation.

Source: PVTECH